a medieval minute: the damned

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Medieval people had vivid ideas about the sufferings of sinners in hell. Medieval artists did not hesitate to put monks, nuns, bishops, and sometimes even popes in hell. People in hell usually were naked, and often they burn in eternal fires. I am struck by the fact that in the pictures I’ve viewed not a single one of the damned is overweight.

To learn more about medieval ideas of hell:
https://gratefultothedead.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/medieval-images-and-doctrines-of-hell/
My medieval novels are available on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Viscounts-Daughter-Narbonne-Inheritance/dp/1492113301

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About medievalphyllis

I love history and I love writing. I've been working on an historical novel about a medieval viscountess, Ermengarde of Narbonne since 2009. It has been quite a journey and the journey isn't over. Previously I written 6 historical novels for kids, but this is a new challenge.
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